Hay Bluff, Hay on Wye, Powys

If you enjoy a jolly good hike, pop this one on your list for when you’re on your large group holiday in Herefordshire. Hay Bluff is one of the highest points in the Black Mountains, straddling the borders of England and Wales; the views from the top are spectacular, as you can well imagine, stretching out over the Wye Valley, and the Brecon Beacons.

The climb is arduous but well worth it; from the car park there’s an obvious trail up the mountain that takes you along the ridge where you’ll see wild ponies and sheep grazing on the craggy moorland terrain; when you reach the 677 metre trig point you’ll be astounded at how far you can see – provided it’s a clear day and the mist hasn’t descended!

There are circular walks that take in Hay Bluff, or you can walk there from Hay on Wye, 5 miles south, by following Offa’s Dyke path.

All information correct at the time of writing